The Judiciary workers in Oyo State have embarked on a warming strike to express their displeasure over delay in payment of July salary.
Spokesman of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, in Oyo State, Mr Obafunso Okulaja told newsmen that the decision was resolved after the union’s congress on Friday.
He noted that the workers had not received a July salary while other government agencies in the state were paid on July 25.
“Our members do not have money to come to work so we directed them to sit-at-home.
“JUSUN is yet to receive a July salary in the state and this delay in salary payment has been like this since December, 2021.
“We call on the state government to put us on the priority list as the third arm of the government.
“If the executive and legislative arms are given priority, the judiciary should also be given the same attention.
“The sit-at-home will continue until we receive our July salary,” he said.
News Agency reports that at the Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court and State High Court, the entrance gates to court premises and some offices were locked while people and vehicles were restrained from entering.
The gates to the customary court of appeal, were also under lock and key.
A worker who spoke on condition of anonymity, decried the delay in salary payment.
”We urge the government to urgently do something about it,” he said.